Wisconsin Man Gets 6 Months in Prison in Serious Abuse Case: Reports

December 17, 2017 Updated: December 17, 2017

A Wisconsin man who was accused of abusing his infant daughter was sentenced to six months in prison, according to reports.

Richard A. Root, 21, of Oshkosh, was convicted of beating the 2-month-old, breaking more than 20 bones and causing brain bleeding, the Oshkosh Northwestern reported.

The prison term was part of a seven-year probation term for child neglect resulting in great bodily harm, according to the report.

Winnebago County Circuit Judge Thomas Gritton told Root to avoid drugs and alcohol, and he has to keep a steady job or attend school full-time. He also needs to undergo counseling, the paper reported.

He pleaded no contest to the abuse of the 2-month old, according to Fox11. The crime took place in March of this year.

Fox11 reported that the child had serious injuries when she was taken to Aurora Medical Center emergency room. They include a broken leg and a broken arm.

Root told police that he “snapped” due to a lack of sleep, according to the Fox affiliate.

It was reported that after the baby was treated at the hospital, she was released into the care of a relative.


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